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Sigma DP2

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    6.9 6.9 from 29 reviewers
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    6.0 6.0 from 3 reviewers
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    5.9 5.9 from 6 reviewers
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    5.8 5.8 from 9 reviewers
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    6.8 6.8 from 13 reviewers
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Sigma DP2

DP2 by Sigma is a compact camera. It was announced in 2008. It is said to be relatively close to the DP1, in terms of its features, that is. This camera from Sigma incorporates the “TRUE II” image processing engine which is the improved version of the “TRUE” (Three-layer Responsive Ultimate Engine). The “TRUE” image processing engine has been noted to be the world’s first image processing engine suited for the three silicon embedded layer direct image sensor. It has the dimensions of 113.3…

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Sigma DP2

DP2 by Sigma is a compact camera. It was announced in 2008. It is said to be relatively close to the DP1, in terms of its features, that is. This camera from Sigma incorporates the “TRUE II” image processing engine which is the improved version of the “TRUE” (Three-layer Responsive Ultimate Engine). The “TRUE” image processing engine has been noted to be the world’s first image processing engine suited for the three silicon embedded layer direct image sensor. It has the dimensions of 113.3mm/4.5in (W) x 59.5mm/2.3in (H) x 54.6mm/2.1in (D).

Features

In this one, there’s a 41mm (35mm equiv.) lens and the lens are said to be slightly faster at F2.8. This camera also includes the True II image processing engine which, as the company claims, helps to improve processing speed, operation and performance. The Sigma DP2 features a 14 megapixel FOVEON X3 direct image sensor (2,652 × 1,768 × 3 layers). It is equipped with a 24.2mm F2.8 lens that is said to be equivalent to 41mm on a 35mm SLR camera. These lens have been exclusively designed for the Singma DP2. The image sensor is 20.7mm x 13.8mm which is larger than most image sensors used. The image sensor comes with a pixel size of 7.8μm. A RAW recording mode is included to retain full image capture detail and a JPEG recording format is featured as well. The DP2 includes SIGMA Photo Pro software and a RAW image developer. The RAW image developer helps to convert all RAW data faster than the usual speed. Three different modes are included which are the X3F Mode, Auto Adjustment Mode and the Custom Mode. The X3F Mode helps to store the original settings of the image at the point of capture. The Adjustment Mode helps to analyze and makes the necessary adjustments to the RAW data. The Custom Mode helps the photographer to make any adjustment that is needed by adjusting the slider controls within the software.

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  • Would you recommend this camera for photographing oil paintings?

    I am looking for a digital camera for photographing fine art. I will be using a tripod and have excellent lighting for this setup. I will only be using this for photographing artwork. I have read your reviews on the Sigma DP2. Would you recommend this camera for my purposes or something else?

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